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Cosmic Cratedigging introducing our FREE Light In The Attic CD!

Featuring Betty Davis, Roky Erickson, Tim Buckley, Lee Hazlewood and more


by Tom Pinnock

This month’s issue of Uncut – in shops now or available to order online by clicking here – comes with a free CD entitled Cosmic Cratedigging, featuring 15 mindblowing tracks from the vaults of top reissue label Light In The Attic.

Since emerging in Seattle in 2002, Light In The Attic Records have specialised in spectacular reissues of undervalued records by Lee Hazlewood, Rodriguez, Michael Chapman and more. Yet they’ve also made it their mission to unearth private-press marvels and the finest unreleased tapes, resulting in fascinating releases by the likes of Donnie & Joe Emerson, Lewis and The Supreme Jubilees.

They’re one of our favourite labels, so for this month’s CD they allowed us to raid their archives to assemble these 15 out-there tracks: there’s psychedelic soul, avant-garde pop, weird folk, kosmische electronics and experimental jazz from around the globe, all somewhat lost on original release. We hope you enjoy the journey.

Label founder Matt Sullivan guides us through the treasures that await you…

...14 Tim Buckley
“I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain”
A powerful and sparse demo of the Goodbye And Hello highlight

MS: Tim Buckley’s lyricist, Larry Beckett, and Jerry Yester, the producer of Goodbye And Hello, held pre-album acoustic demos from 1967 that LITA uncovered for the first time. Larry told reissue producer Pat Thomas,

“Tim did every kind of music. He could sing a country song or blues or folk-rock, it didn’t matter. He loved everything and he could have sung opera had he tried.”

Track listing

1 Karl Schaffner & Lothar Grimm - Caravan 3:20
2 Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different 4:14
3 Roky Erickson and The Aliens - Bermuda 3:15
4 Lynn Castle With Last Friday's Fire - Rose Colored Corner 2:36
5 Greg Mason - What Does It Take to Know (A Woman Like You) 3:25
6 Shin Joong Hyun & the Men - Beautiful Rivers and Mountains 10:04
7 Gigi Masin - Clouds 4:58
8 Acetone - Shore Power 4:33
9 Jim Sullivan - U.F.O. 2:48
10 Donnie and Joe Emerson - Give Me the Chance 2:54
11 Karin Krog - Lazy Afternoon 4:36
12 Supreme Jubilees - It'll All Be Over 3:03
13 Lee Hazlewood - Souls Island 6:30
14 Tim Buckley - I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain 5:13
15 Daniel Kobialka - Blue Spirals 10:08


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